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How to make walking to school with your kid fun

Tue, 04/03/2012

By Linda Solomon, Vancouver Observer

Many adults love walking. But how to make it fun for a kid? I've been exploring how to do this by going on foot to school with my...

David Suzuki: The benefits of cycling go beyond reducing climate change

Wed, 03/14/2012

David Suzuki: The benefits of cycling go beyond reducing climate change

The next step in encouraging cycling is something Vancouver is moving toward: physically separated bike ways.

Cities cover just two percent of the world’s land area, yet they account for...

Spacing Interview with Mayor Gregor Robertson

Tue, 02/21/2012

Recently, City of Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson chatted with Spacing magazine about the importance of safe walking and biking routes to and from school.  Here is a caption from the interview.

"We have a huge bike network that is less intensive farther away from the core. We...

Designing Healthy Communities - PBS Special

Wed, 02/08/2012

A provocative new 4-hour series, Designing Healthy Communities. Host/Narrator Richard Jackson, MD, MPH, looks at the impact our built environment has on key public health indices – obesity, diabetes, heart disease, asthma, cancer and...

Bikes.Community Supports Sustainability, Multiculturalism and Healthy Living

Mon, 01/23/2012

BIkes. CommunityA new program spearheaded at King George Secondary is blending sustainability, multiculturalism and bike mechanics into something particularly unique and...

Physical activity and good marks may be linked

Mon, 01/02/2012

 Good performance in school may be linked to the amount of physical activity children get, according to a new report published Monday.

Researchers examined the...

Canada’s best cycling schools

Mon, 11/07/2011


From the 21st Maclean’s University Rankings—on newsstands now.

Story by Jason McBride.

If you were to design the perfect bicycling environment, it would include safe, well-maintained and lit streets. It would have almost no car traffic, dedicated bike paths and...

Report highlights alternative transportation options for Northwest

Sun, 10/30/2011

 

By Cameron Orr - Smithers Interior News

Environmental watchdog group ForestEthics is hoping that a newly published report from them will get the ball rolling on initiatives to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels.

The group released Thursday afternoon a report which...

The school drop-off zone:

Wed, 10/26/2011


ANDREW CLARK

Globe and Mail

It’s a ruthless arena where a driver can expect no quarter. Miscalculate, hesitate or guess wrong and you can find yourself in a world of hurt. The stakes are high. Failure is not an option.

Think NASCAR is tough? Think Formula One is...

Are we reaching ‘peak car’?

Sat, 10/22/2011


anita elash

Anyone who has been stuck in big-city gridlock lately may find this hard to believe, but millions of Westerners are giving up their cars.

Experts say our love affair with the automobile is ending, and that could change much more than how we get around – it...

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